Clonal propagation of eucalypts

  • J. A. McComb


The recent Flora of Australia [14] lists 513 species of eucalypts and some authorities consider they should be split into several separate genera. Consequently a review of micropropagation techniques for eucalypts must necessarily be more general than an account directed towards a single species. More than 50 species and many hybrids have been grown in vitro. Several reviews [24, 40, 50, 70] tabulate the media and the levels of success achieved with these species. Despite the diversity of the species it is possible to suggest media and techniques which should result in sufficient in vitro material with which to do meaningful experiments on optimising media and conditions.


Plant Tissue Culture Shoot Culture Shoot Multiplication Adventitious Root Formation Epicormic Shoot 
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  • J. A. McComb
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  1. 1.School of Biological and Environmental SciencesMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

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